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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Three Epitaphs upon the Death of a Rare Child of Six Years Old
By Francis Davison (1575?–1619?)
 
I
WIT’S perfection, Beauty’s wonder,
Nature’s pride, the Graces’ treasure,
Virtue’s hope, his friends’ sole pleasure,
This small marble stone lies under;
  Which is often moist with tears        5
  For such loss in such young years.
 
II
Lovely boy! thou art not dead,
But from earth to heaven fled;
For base earth was far unfit
For thy beauty, grace, and wit.        10
 
III
Thou alive on earth, sweet boy
Hadst an angel’s wit and face;
And now dead thou dost enjoy,
In high Heaven, an angel’s place.
 
 
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